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come to be a central issue in a confirmation hearing of the proposed cia director, nominee john brandon. however sir, privacy issues beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term unmanned aircraft systems or uas considered uav or drone. as the name suggests, they are complex systems made up of not only aircraft, the supporting communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and can carry a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way at a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and ingenuity. the list of american aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of their achievements, but i'm sure you recognize names such as clyde cessna, james snape donnell and donald douglas. howard hughes, william lane, charles lindbergh, kelley johnson just to name a few. unmanned aircraft or the next step in the evolution of modern aviation which began with two american brothers in 1803. just as a revolution in military affairs, they will also very likely transformed civilian and commercial sectors. the group in aerospace an
say that i am proud of my contribution is the director of the cia and secretary of defense. i will carry the memory of having worked on the bin laden operation at the cia with me for a long time to come. it was a very special operation. i think it did a great deal to try to keep this country safe. the other effort to undermine the leadership of al qaeda are both military and operations working together, and probably the finest example that i have seen in my time of military intelligence operations coming together to go after the enemy who attacked this country. i think we have done a great deal. not only to weaken al qaeda, but to weaken and undermine their ability to attack this country in the future. i am proud of the defense strategy that has been put in place. the defense budget has been reduced by almost a half trillion dollars. but i think it really makes good sense for the country in terms of the 21st century. and i hope that ultimately we can make the budget strategy a reality for the future. i am also proud of the opportunities for everyone to serve in the military. f
so effective. in my pastoral as the cia director, she was someone who understood the importance of intelligence and intelligence operations. understood the importance of doing everything to be able to go after those who attacked our country on 9/11. as a senator, she saw the terror of that moment firsthand. you know, she had never lost sight of the fact that we had to go after those who attacked us on 9/11 and use every capability that we have. she was always there supporting our mission and operations, and i appreciate that support. particularly during the bin laden operation. they there is a movie out on us. the guy who plays me is not quite right. [laughter] i mean, my preference would have been someone else. [laughter] but the truth -- i've been asked about that. the fact is that i lived through that operation. there is no way you can take 10 years of all the work that has been done, even in the last four years or two years after that operation i was involved with. there is no way you can take that and put it into a two-hour movie. the fact is there was a tremendous amount o
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